Back in class or all online? UT Knoxville weighs its options for the fall semester

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will consider three options for the fall semester, because nothing is certain under the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the options a task force will present to Chancellor Donde Plowman on May 18:

  • Keep classes fully online with no students returning to campus.
  • Have some classes in person on campus but move back online in case of a coronavirus spike.
  • Have a more normal-looking semester with in-person classes.

While it’s still too soon to make the final call, Plowman will make a decision after hearing from the task force. As Tennessee and Knox County begin different phases of reopening, no one knows whether the virus will spread more quickly or if the local curve will continue to flatten.

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